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SMART BSnetwork (ROBG-197)

Network for smart cooperation of Black Sea communities in the cross- border region

What’s the goal?

The project aims to increase the cooperation capacity and effectiveness of public administrations of the cross border region of Black Sea Municipalities in Dobrich district and Constanta county

What’s the budget?

427,222.06 euro, out of which 363,138.74 euro ERDF

Who?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Municipality of Balchik (BG)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit - Navodari Municipality (RO)

When?

Start date: 22.08.2017

End date: 21.08.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where?

Dobrich in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How?                                                     

  • 1 joint network for smart cooperation
  • 1 joint workshop ”Smart development and cooperation of cross border Black Sea communities“
  • 1 joint strategy for cooperation and evolved territorial development of the cross border Black Sea
  • 1 joint Web platform
  • e-government in Balchik municipality and Navodari municipality were created
  • equipment for improving public services in Balchik municipality
  • 2 workshops for Increasing the capacity of public stakeholders
  • 2 workshops with civil society participation in public decision-making

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 9 supported cross border mechanisms (agreements, networks, regulations, studies, policies, strategies, information exchange tools) to enhance cooperation capacity

Programme results: increased cooperation capacity and effectiveness of public administration of the target cross border region

Project status 

Activities were carried out and the project results should be further analyzed at Programme level (final report not submitted).
The main project results include:
For the project promotion, the launching press conference was organized on 16.02.2018 in Balchik. The permanent promotion of the project was ensured by elaborating informative materials, broadcasting video and radio spots, or publishing press releases in online media. IT equipment has been purchased by both project partners, installed and put in operation. A digital map of the municipality of Balchik was also installed in the Tourist information center of the municipality and serve to the interest of all visitors, tourists and investors.
The integrated information system for administrative services to citizens and businesses in Balchik municipality, was elaborated on behalf of LB and put in operation within the internal units, or other institutions under the municipality coordination. The joint strategy for cooperation and evolved territorial development of the cross border Black Sea area was elaborated in English and Romanian and it is available on the elaborated web platform. 21 Bulgarian public institutions and NGOs, together with other 30 Romanian public institutions and NGOs were selected to be part of the joint network Workshop ”Smart development and cooperation of cross border Black Sea communities “held in Balchik during the period 06-08.06.2018 (37 participants). Workshop “I’ve got an idea” has been carried out in Balchik, during the period 13-14 June 2019 and also in Navodari during the period 28-29 June 2019.
Workshop “Improving the capacity of local public administration in the CBC area to draft and implement projects/investments, relevant for the local needs” was carried out in Navodari during the period 30 May -01 June 2019;
Workshop “Increasing the capacity of local public administration for public-private partnerships” was organized in Navodari during the period 26-28 June 2019.
The joint web platform was elaborated and is available at the link https://www.smartbsnetwork.eu/

 

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